Opportunities for Christian Growth
Campus ministry at Whitworth offers a variety of programs that provide nurture, worship, and service opportunities for Whitworth students. Through special events, ongoing ministries and regular gatherings coordinated by the Whitworth Campus Ministry Office, students are encouraged to get involved in activities that enable them to discover God's love and purpose for their lives and to share that love by serving others. Some options include Tuesday and Thursday Chapel, Hosanna, campus prayer, spiritual mentoring groups, small groups, and weekend retreats. Phone 509.777.4345 or visit www.whitworth.edu/campusministry for more information.
Whitworth University Bookstore
Required texts and materials for class, as well as Whitworth apparel, souvenirs and gift certificates, are Required texts and materials for class, as well as Whitworth apparel, souvenirs and gift certificates, are available at the bookstore. A text-reservation service offered at the beginning of fall and spring terms allows student to pre-pay for books and have them boxed up and ready to go when the student arrives on campus. Most students spend $350-$450 per semester for books and supplies. Merchandise at the bookstore cannot be charged to a student account. Questions? Phone 509.777.3277 or check our website, www.whitworth.edu/bookstore.
Through involvement as student leaders and as participants in events and organizations, students encounter important issues, experience innovative and exciting activities, and find lifelong friendships –
all necessary for the optimum university experience. Opportunities include intramurals, outdoor recreation, student ministry, theatre, music, student government, student-operated media, residence-life leadership and programming, and a wide range of clubs and organizations. Phone 509.777.3276 or check our website, www.whitworth.edu/aswu.
Student Accounting Services
Hours of operation:
- Cashier services: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Student inquiries: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Other times available by appointment
Submission of registration/withdrawal forms obligates each student for payment of applicable tuition and fees, including a 1.5 percent-per-month finance charge that may be assessed on unpaid balances (including finance charges previously assessed), as well as any subsequent collection expenses and fees (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees, collection fees, court costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses). It also implies acceptance of the university's financial policies. It is the student's responsibility to pay his/her bill
on time and to ensure that his/her registration/withdrawal is correctly processed. Students should be aware that billing rates may change if their registration type and/or status changes.
Whitworth reserves the right to withhold student information, including transcripts and diplomas, until a student's account has been paid in full, and until all Whitworth, Perkins, and National Direct Student Loan payments are current. No student will be permitted to register for a term if s/he owes a balance for a prior term.
A student's written authorization is required to apply Pell and SEOG grants, Perkins, university, federal and Stafford loans, and/or PLUS checks to an account for charges other than tuition, fees, or room and board; such authorization is also necessary for Whitworth to hold any of these funds in excess of the above charges on an account. The necessary authorization form is included in the electronic “e-packet” that all students are required to complete prior to the beginning of fall semester. Financial aid checks are issued on Wednesdays and Fridays. Students are expected to take this into consideration when planning their budgets for books and other personal expenses. When a student withdraws from Whitworth, his/her tuition refund will be issued within 10 days after all adjustments to financial aid, scholarship returns to grantors and other account charges have been processed.
Grievances concerning financial matters should be referred to the vice president or associate vice president for finance and administration. Reminder: The Anti-Drug-Abuse Act of 1988 requires federal aid to be withdrawn from students engaged in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession or use of any controlled substance. Phone 509.777.3209 or visit www.whitworth.edu/studentaccountingservices for additional information.
Student Employment and Career Services
The Whitworth Career Services Office, on the second floor of the HUB, assists students in all aspects of career development. The following services are available: computerized career assessment, self-assessment and career counseling, job-search seminars/career events, internship and full-time employment listings, career/employer/graduate school information, assistance in choosing a major, résumé creation, alumni networking and Internet job search. Phone 509.777.3272 or visit www.whitworth.edu/careerservices.
Financial Aid Information
Parents play an important role in students' ability to obtain financial aid, and as a parent you can assist with the application process. Remind your son or daughter of important deadlines that are highlighted on our website, and help your student learn to manage funds. Most financial aid information will go directly to your son or daughter. We encourage you to ask your student to share this information with you. Students can view their financial aid awards and Whitworth student accounts on Pirate Port.
In order to receive financial aid funds, a student must be enrolled in the required number of credits (full-time enrollment is 12 or more credits), have a completed financial aid file, and be making satisfactory academic progress. If your student has not received financial aid funds by mid-October, please check with our office.
Students must reapply for financial aid each year. Your student can submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or renewal FAFSA for 2013-14 after Jan. 1, 2013. Using federal PINs, parents and students can apply on the web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Whitworth's priority deadline is May 1 for students attending fall semester. Students applying for summer work-study should complete the FAFSA by March 1.
Continuing students interested in Whitworth's special endowed scholarships should complete an online application each year. The online scholarship application deadline is Jan. 31.
Please visit the Whitworth Financial Aid Office website at www.whitworth.edu/financialaid for more information on receiving aid and maintaining financial aid eligibility at Whitworth. For consumer information related to Whitworth University, please see www.whitworth.edu/consumerinformation.
Health and Counseling Center
The Whitworth Health & Counseling Center is committed to the promotion of optimal health and wellness for the student body. Full-time students are entitled to all services; students' spouses and children are not eligible for services. Nurse practitioners and licensed counselors deliver individualized care, and a full-time R.N. is on staff. The center will provide services without charge according to the provisions of the new Whitworth Health Services Plan, and each student is eligible for six free counseling sessions per academic year. More complete information on staff, services, and the new health services plan combined with the student accident insurance policy, is available on our website at www.whitworth.edu/health&counselingcenter.
Intercultural Student Services
The Whitworth Intercultural Student Services Office is now housed in the newly renovated Intercultural Student Center in Hendrick Hall.
Intercultural Student Services promotes programs and activities to support all students, and, in particular, to serve the unique interests and needs of underrepresented U.S. students and international students. The ISS works in coordination with other campus offices to provide academic and personal advising as well as assistance and training in student-leadership development. The office also assists in programming with all student, staff and faculty groups to foster cultural awareness and the development of intercultural skills.
For more information, please contact Assistant Dean Esther Louie at 509.777.4572, or call Whitworth International Student Services Coordinator Lourdes (Lulu) Gonzalez, at 509.777.4509.
Educational Support Services
The Whitworth Educational Support Services Office, on the second floor of the HUB, provides individualized academic support, effective study-skills instruction, and follow-up for students experiencing academic difficulty. There is no charge for these services. Tutoring, in both group and individual settings, is offered through a number of academic departments. Students requesting academic accommodations must identify themselves as such and must provide supportive documentation, complete the intake process, and interview with the educational support services office to determine the level of support needed. Each semester, students are responsible to inform the educational support services office in advance of their need for individualized services. Phone 509.777.4534 or visit www.whitworth.edu/educationalsupportservices.
The Whitworth Composition Commons, located on the second floor of the library, assists students in the writing process. Trained student consultants and faculty members represent many departments and are available by appointment. For more information, please visit www.whitworth.edu/compositioncommons.
Birthday and Gift Service
For birthdays, special occasions, or encouragement during exam time, visit www.whitworth.edu/parents/birthdayservice.htm to order gifts for your student. If you have questions, please contact the Whitworth Office of Alumni & Parent Relations at 509.777.3772.
Parents' Fund and Parents' Discretionary Fund
The Parents' Fund is designed specifically for parents of current and former students who would like to donate directly to student scholarships. The financial support of parents who give something extra helps hold down costs for the 96 percent of our students who receive aid. The Parents' Discretionary Fund is another opportunity to mitigate an immediate need by supporting a one-time designated project. Information on these projects and opportunities for giving are provided twice a year, during the parents' phonathon and via a mailing in the spring. To make a gift or pledge online, please visit www.whitworth.edu/give. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whitworth University Office of Alumni & Parent Relations